Monthly Archives: March 2022

Sci Fi Essay #3: Place and Space- Scavengers as a Sensory Experience

Sci Fi Essay #3: Place and Space- Scavengers as a Sensory Experience Scavengers is a short animation, by Joseph Bennett and Charles Huettner, that follows a pair of human explorers as they journey through an unknown planet (Vesta) full of unusual creatures. The title Scavengers- someone who feeds from the discards of something else- seems [...]

By |2022-03-29T17:10:50-05:00March 29th, 2022|Essay 3|0 Comments

Cyberpunk 2077: Blending ARPG and FPS for Creating an Incredible Cyberpunk World

Cyberpunk 2077: Blending ARPG and FPS for Creating an Incredible Cyberpunk World Xinyu Luo Fig. 1 Your Own Cyberpunk Journey (https://www.cyberpunk.net/us/en/) Cyberpunk 2077 is a video game developed and published by the Polish game company CD Projekt. Long before its official release date, December 10, 2020, countless video players have crazily high expectations for eight [...]

By |2022-03-29T01:12:46-05:00March 29th, 2022|Essay 3, Xinyu|0 Comments

Essay 3: Ghost in the Shell and Post-humanism

Many works of science fiction repeatedly portray a "post-human" world where the concepts of "human" and "humanity" have undergone a radical transformation, so that "what is human" needs to be redefined. However, posthumanism is also more than a redefinition of the human; it is an "anti-anthropocentric" proposition that emphasizes non-human agents in the world. Writers, [...]

By |2022-03-29T00:53:02-05:00March 29th, 2022|Essay 3|0 Comments

The XCOM series, From George W. Bush to George Floyd

XCOM: UFO Defense, Mythos Games, MicroProse, 1994 XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Firaxis Games, 2K Games, 2012 XCOM 2, Firaxis Games, 2K Games, 2016 Reboot of the original series that began with the 1994 game for DOS and Amiga X-COM: UFO Defense, XCOM and XCOM 2 are two very similar yet radically different games. Despite a few [...]

By |2022-03-29T09:28:12-05:00March 28th, 2022|Essay 3, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Robot as a Bridge to Connection

One short film that has always stuck out to me is "This Time Away," which is directed by Magali Barbe, and turned out to be the best short film of the 2019 Manhattan Short film finalist. Unlike some sci-fi, this short film has a way of generating hope, and ultimately connection through its scenes, and [...]

By |2022-03-28T21:25:15-05:00March 28th, 2022|Essay 3|0 Comments

Cyberpunk and Ghost in the Shell

In the 2040s Japan, after the Third and Fourth World War, human society is very different from before, high-tech has given birth to a new lifestyle, as machines have not only taken over human flesh, making prosthetic bodies replacing limbs the norm, but also human consciousness, turning brains from organic parts into electronic brains, which [...]

By |2022-03-27T15:26:27-05:00March 27th, 2022|Essay 3|0 Comments

Psycho-Pass: Algorithmic Tyranny

Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime which is set in the future depicting a dystopian Japan governed by an advanced pre-crime supercomputer. Citizens’ mental state and personality can be measured in numbers for which the record of their emotion, desire, social deviation and mental inclination is surveillanced by the artificial intelligent system.   As both a [...]

By |2022-03-27T00:22:39-05:00March 27th, 2022|Essay 3|0 Comments

Dystopian Nationalism

When we think SF, we think future, technology, speed, luxury––a pre-mediated look on SF from a western, Euro-centric perspective that has been imposed upon us since a long time. But we fail to think about how science-fiction plays part in places rampant with discriminatory practices, hierarchies, and traditions that have survived for centuries, and exist [...]

By |2022-03-26T14:55:28-05:00March 26th, 2022|Abha, Essay 3|0 Comments
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